Magnesium Overcast: The Story of the Convair B-36

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The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was the ultimate statement of American air power at the beginning of the Cold War. An intriguing mix of proven World War II concepts and 1950s high-tech, the aircraft would spark more controversy than any weapon system ever built until the ill-fated Star Wars system of the late 1980s. Includes extensive photographic coverage of the devastating 1952 Texas tornado that almost wiped out a good part of the B-36 fleet. A detailed serial number list covers each airplane and its final disposition, and a chapter covers the efforts to reclaim and scrap the aircraft as they were taken out of service.

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Dennis R. Jenkins spent 30 years as an engineer and manager on the Space Shuttle Program and other space-related programs incuding the X-33, Orbital Space Plane, and the Crew Exploration Vehicle.  Most recently he has served as an advisor and investigator on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, and as technical staff to the president's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy and the Space Shuttle Return to Flight Task Group.  He is currently the Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.  Jenkins has written more than 40 books on aerospace subjects.

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If you have any interest whatsoever in the B-36, this is a book you cannot do without. Quite simply, this is the absolute best and most detailed coverage of the B-36 you will ever find. ---Internet Modeler, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl, September 2008

This is THE B-36 book, worthy of a place on the shelves of both modellers and armchair historians. ---Hyperscale, reviewed by Rodger Kelly, January 2009

I'm certain enthusiasts everywhere will welcome these affordable reprints of landmark titles. If you missed any of them the first time around, you're in luck now. All three deserve spots in every aviation library. Strongly recommended. - --Model Aicraft Monthly, reviewed by David L. Veres, March 2009

This is THE B-36 book, worthy of a place on the shelves of both modellers and armchair historians. ---Hyperscale, reviewed by Rodger Kelly, January 2009

I'm certain enthusiasts everywhere will welcome these affordable reprints of landmark titles. If you missed any of them the first time around, you're in luck now. All three deserve spots in every aviation library. Strongly recommended. ---Model Aicraft Monthly, reviewed by David L. Veres, March 2009

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